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MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged on Tuesday to require that environmental reviews of proposed oil pipelines consider greenhouse gas effects, and said it was not his role to be a cheerleader for such projects.

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2016-01-26 09:55:47
Thursday, January 21st, 2016      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration is expected to propose new rules as soon as Friday to curb methane leaks from oil and natural gas production, its latest attempt to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from energy production under its control, sources familiar with the plan said.
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2016-01-21 17:11:31
Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
Directive to CEFC to focus on innovative and emerging technologies will enhance support for windfarms and small-scale solar projectsThe Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has been directed to focus on innovative and emerging technologies, reversing a mandate by the former prime minister Tony Abbott that would have specifically blocked funding for windfarms and small-scale solar projects
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2015-12-23 23:02:49
Wednesday, December 9th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Critics including Greenpeace UK say proposals affecting solar panels and wind turbines make a mockery of David Cameron’s claims to climate leadershipThe government has shocked the renewable energy industry by proposing a massive hike in VAT on solar panels and wind turbines from next summer.The moves, announced by the revenue and customs authority, HMRC, made “a mockery of (David) Cameron’s claims to climate leadership” say critics and come amid proposed cuts of almost 90% in some solar subsidies
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2015-12-09 13:04:58
Sunday, December 6th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Contrary to the article by James Hansen, Kerry Emanuel, Ken Caldeira and Tom Wigley (Nuclear power paves the only viable path forward on climate change, 3 December), many scientists around the world remain sceptical that nuclear is the answer, or even part of the answer, to climate change. The academic authors have a fine record in identifying the causes and consequences of climate change, but their proposed solution simply doesn’t make sense
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2015-12-06 14:11:59
Monday, November 23rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
CALGARY (Reuters) - The Canadian province of Alberta, holder of the world's third-largest oil reserves, has proposed a new climate change plan that will give efficient oil-producing companies room to grow while cutting carbon emissions, experts and stakeholders said on Monday.
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2015-11-23 18:32:21
Saturday, November 21st, 2015      Leave a Comment
Policy proposes new authority to oversee $5bn of construction in clean energy generation and a 15-year pipeline of projects through direct investmentThe Greens will seek to build momentum for more ambitious action on climate change by calling for the creation of a new government authority to help Australia reach a 90% target for renewable energy by 2030
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2015-11-21 07:01:14
Wednesday, November 18th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Proposed cuts will halt solar panel schemes on up to 45,000 UK social homes, that could save households £200 a year on energy bills, say renewable energy firmsPlans to put solar panels on up to 45,000 social houses in the UK will be shelved if government subsidy cuts go ahead in January as promised, renewable energy companies have told the Guardian
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2015-11-18 06:32:29
Monday, October 26th, 2015      Leave a Comment
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Proposed reforms to the EU carbon market do not go far enough and need to be supplemented by a phase-out of fossil fuel subsidies, a group of major companies said in an open letter to European Union environment ministers meeting on Monday.

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2015-10-26 08:17:03
Friday, October 23rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Twenty-five states and several business groups on Friday launched legal challenges seeking to block the Obama administration's proposal to curb carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the centerpiece of its high-profile climate change strategy.

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2015-10-23 14:14:52
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Tuesday, October 20th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Andrea Leadsom tells a committee of MPs that she remains open to the findings of a consultation into proposed cuts to renewable energy subsidies Energy minister Andrea Leadsom has told MPs she remains “open-minded” about plans to slash subsidies for solar power in order to protect consumer bills, but told MPs on Tuesday that “very expensive” nuclear power stations were nonetheless “affordable for customers”
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2015-10-20 10:22:28
Sunday, October 18th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Trade body says scheme would add just £1 to bills by 2019 and comes in response to government plans to cut subsidies for rooftop solar panels by 87%The solar power industry has proposed an emergency plan to rescue renewables, which it says would add just £1 to consumer bills by 2019, on top of the £9 a year that clean technology subsidies cost bill payers
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2015-10-18 18:01:02
Friday, October 16th, 2015      Leave a Comment
With less than one week to go before the government consultation on major cuts to solar subsidies closes, now is the time to have your sayThe public has less than one week to influence planned government policy changes that are expected to dramatically scale back the solar industry.The government is proposing to cut the solar feed-in tariff by 87%
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2015-10-16 10:47:15
Friday, October 16th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Eight oil and gas majors will meet in Paris to flesh out proposals for a move towards cleaner energy. Carbon pricing is a start but a firm list of more ambitious commitments could be transformational From Brent Spar to the Arctic 30 protesters, oil and gas companies have traditionally been regarded as the environment movement’s most implacable foes
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2015-10-16 00:30:04
Wednesday, October 7th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Campaigners say a charitable scheme to install solar panels in schools in England and Wales will be ‘unsustainable’ if cuts to the feed-in tariff go aheadA charitable project that has installed more than 1,000 solar panels on schools in England and Wales will close next summer if government proposals to cut support for renewable energy go ahead
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2015-10-07 00:01:01